I can see why some people like The Venue, but I am 29. The average age in The Venue is no more than 20. Lots of over-dressed girls into their first "clubbing" experiences. The music is really cheesy.
At the door there's a 'No chewing gum' sign (?) and as soon as you walk in the door you are met by a line of bouncers searching you. The girl searching me was actually asking if I had chewing gum in my pocket! What's that all about?
The toilets at The Venue are small and crammed, always a queue there. Having said that, the rooms are nicely decorated and there is a nice main room with a top floor overlooking the dance floor. The top indie room is really cosy. Shame that the music didn't live up to our expectations in there.
All in all, if you are in your late teens or early 20's (oh, and into cheesy music) I can see how The Venue can be a great place to have fun with a bunch of people. I would describe it as a school disco but without the uniform. If you are over 25, avoid the place like the plague!